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Community Pandemic Recovery Fund

Community Pandemic Recovery Fund opens second round of applications until May 14, 2021

In response to the wide-ranging impact of the community, Kawartha Lakes Council has made available a Community Pandemic Recovery Fund (CPRF) of $500,000. The purpose of the funding is to provide support for programs and services that assist residents in meeting their basic human service needs.

Second round:

The balance of $49,162 that was not awarded in the first round will be made available to eligible organizations located outside the geographical boundaries for eligibility for the Lindsay CHEST Fund through a second application process of the Community Pandemic Recovery Fund, to a maximum of $7,500 per application.

Eligible organizations include non-profit and community service providers in the broader health and human services sector. Organizations must be an incorporated non-profit organization or registered charity. The goals of the CPRF are to encourage the necessary collaboration and sharing of resources, foster the essential innovation of operations and practice, build capacity to foster long-term stability, and to establish intentional progressive planning. For unsuccessful applicants, the primary reason they were denied was a lack of alignment with the fund objective “to support pandemic recovery and relief efforts for non-profit and community service providers in the broader health and human services sector.”

If you have any questions about the CPRF, please email or call 705-324-9870 ext. 3228.

Read more about Economic and Community Recovery efforts on our Jump In Kawartha Lakes website.

Download the Community Pandemic Recovery Fund Second Round Framework

 Submit an application to Round Two

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Visit the Pandemic Recovery project on Jump In, Kawartha Lakes.


First round

The first application period closed March 1 and the Community Pandemic Recovery Fund Evaluation Committee has reviewed all applications and awarded $245,000 to the qualifying organizations listed in the chart below. The balance of $205,668 in Lindsay Legacy CHEST Funds that was not awarded has been released to the Lindsay Legacy CHEST Fund Grant Committee and their distribution process will be reinstated.

First Round Successful Applicants



Amount Awarded

Bethany Athletic Society

Operating costs to maintain the community owned park.


Big Brothers Big Sisters

Technology support and pandemic cleaning


Coboconk & District Lions Club

Maintain community support services


Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes

Develop and enhance improved technology and communications to support access to services


Heritage Christian School Society Inc.

Pandemic cleaning and protective equipment


John Howard Society of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton

Crisis response program


Omemee Curling and Recreation Club

Operating costs (taxes) to survive


Senior Citizens Club of Fenelon Falls

Operating costs to maintain club; consultant to improve operations and future opportunities; technology upgrades for online communications


United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes

Administrative operating costs (facility and cleaning)





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